Extreme programming sounds a little too "ESPN2" for most managers, but there is a lot of sound engineering behind its principles. In this presentation, recorded at Oredev 2009, Neal Ford talks about the parts of XP that are absolutely vital and the ones that you can introduce a little more slowly (pair programming, only a 40 hour work week). He also talks about political battles with managers, other departments, and barriers that pop up anytime you try to introduce change in a large enterprise.
About the Presenter
Neal is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.